Brexit legal challenge: European court has ‘ultimate authority’

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(London Independent) Any input from Strasbourg would be certain to inflame hardline Brexit supporters, after the Prime Minister vowed to end its jurisdiction in the UK.

“If you join the club and you wish to leave the club, you leave in accordance with the rules when you joined the club,” Ms Sharpston added. “The rules of this club are the ones contained in Article 50, and the interpretation of those rules is a matter for this Court (the ECJ).”

A law professor has already warned that Theresa May is heading for an 11-0 defeat when Supreme Court justices rule on whether Parliament must approve starting the formal process for leaving the European Union.

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